RoboTrim: Routing Robot Technology

Oct 6, 2013

Technology continues to increase and improve the production process for those manufacturing lines run by automation. Robotic Production Technology, RPT, offers a router trimming solutions for thermoformers, injection molders, blow molders, and rotational molders. RPT offers users improved flexibilty, uptime, and safety.


Robot­ic Pro­duc­tion Tech­nol­o­gy offers the RPT RoboT­rim router trim­ming solu­tion. It is designed for ther­mo­form­ers, injec­tion mold­ers, blow mold­ers, and rota­tion­al mold­ers. RPT has an exclu­sive part­ner in Fanuc for rout­ing and water­jet cut­ting automa­tion for non-metal­lic mate­ri­als in the Amer­i­c­as. The com­pa­nies col­lab­o­rate to devel­op and improve solu­tions for router trim­ming robot­ic applications.

Since 2004, RPT has deliv­ered more than 15 of these RoboT­rim systems. 

The RPT RoboT­rim RT-1000 is the lat­est sys­tem, and its key ben­e­fits are increased through­put, high reli­a­bil­i­ty lead­ing to more uptime, improved flex­i­bil­i­ty, and enhanced safe­ty. Tra­di­tion­al 5‑axis CNC trim­ming machines pro­vide 50% less through­put than the RoboT­rim RT-1000. Quick changeovers between parts also enable more runtime. 

The RT-1000 uses a Fanuc M‑16iB robot and a rotat­ing table along with RPT Router­Ware for sim­plic­i­ty. Fanuc Robot­ics iPen­dant is used in the sys­tem. The cus­tomer has the option of adding a sec­ond robot, increased part height, and auto­mat­ic tool change. Deflash­ing is also a pos­si­bil­i­ty if the user adds RPT Com­pli­ant Knife.

The RoboT­rim RT-400 is a portable, pre-engi­neered router trim­ming and knife deflash­ing sys­tem ide­al for the plas­tics indus­try. The RT-400 fea­tures a ser­vo-con­trolled table that can rotate the part as the robot trims, allow­ing each side of the part to be trimmed in even a com­pact work cell. The key ben­e­fits of the RT-400 are porta­bil­i­ty and height capa­bil­i­ty of 36”. It address­es the needs of man­u­fac­tur­ers with small parts or portable needs. A Fanuc R‑44A 6‑axis robot is used in this sys­tem with a ser­vo-con­trolled rotat­ing table. 

The RoboT­rim RT-500 is also used for router trim­ming and knife deflash­ing, and its increased part height capa­bil­i­ty allows cus­tomers to process a vari­ety of part shapes and sizes. It removes the oper­a­tor from the trim­ming area, pro­mot­ing a safe work­ing envi­ron­ment. It is mount­ed on a sin­gle base plate, designed for quick instal­la­tion and start-up.

After the man­u­fac­tur­er deter­mines his rout­ing needs, any of the RoboT­rim sys­tems will increase through­put and allow the man­u­fac­tur­er the options to best ben­e­fit his needs. Robots​.com can help inte­grate the right rout­ing robot and tech­nol­o­gy into your work­space. Con­tact us today online or at 8777626881.

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